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Our Story

Our story is likely much like yours. A group of former professionals who, after years of toiling in the academic sector, found themselves feeling disenchanted by the frustration, limitations, and red tape that came with our work. Feeling stuck by our own success, we started to ask ourselves a simple question: Could the experience, skill-sets, and expertise gained through our years in academia pave the way for success in industry as highly sought-after professionals?

The answer, we found, was yes. A resounding yes. We discovered that top companies in industry were eager to add highly qualified and highly distinguished professionals to their roster. They just had to find these professionals first.

And so Cheeky Scientist was born, a company built by professionals, working to help other professionals get hired into their dream careers so they could finally have the impact, recognition and compensation they deserve.

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We help professionals find jobs in their desired industry

Our programs help professionals like you overcome top industry transition challenges.

  • Networking with limited time
  • Determining which position is a good fit
  • How to get referrals after networking
  • Overcoming the fear of the unknown
  • Overcoming the fear of failure after leaving academia
  • Salary benchmarking and job offer negotiation
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Isaiah Hankel, PhD

Isaiah Hankel

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Dr. Isaiah Hankel is the Founder and CEO of Cheeky Scientist. His articles, podcasts and trainings are consumed annually by 3 million professionals in 152 different countries. He has helped professionals transition into top companies like Amazon, Google, Apple, Intel, Dow Chemical, BASF, Merck, Genentech, Home Depot, Nestle, Hilton, SpaceX, Tesla, Syngenta, the CDC, UN and Ford Foundation.

Dr. Hankel has published three bestselling books and his latest book, The Power of a PhD, debuted on the Barnes & Noble bestseller list. His methods for getting professionals hired have been featured in the Harvard Business Review, Nature, Forbes, The Guardian, Fast Company, Entrepreneur Magazine and Success Magazine.

Meet Our Office Team

Rayanne Hoopes

Rayanne Hoopes

COO

Ashley Beltran

Ashley Beltran

General Manager

Ryan Metcalfe

Ryan Metcalfe

Vice President of Industry Transitions

Geoffrey Rose

Geoffrey Rose

Software Engineering Manager

Vanessa Walden

Vanessa Walden

Senior Project Manager

Kristin Pitts

Kristin Pitts

Marketing Project Manager

Nick Preston

Nick Preston

Outside Sales Manager

Ellidie Salladay

Ellidie Salladay

Graphic Designer

Tyler Lowe

Tyler Lowe

Junior Web Developer

Allison Nott

Allison Nott

Transition Support Specialist

Kevin Do

Kevin Do

Transition Support Specialist

Destiny Amour

Destiny Amour

Transition Support Specialist

Brielle Kenny

Brielle Kenny

Administrative Assistant

Kyle Whetstone

Kyle Whetstone

Senior Transition Consultant

Abha Chalpe-Ghosh

Abha Chalpe-Ghosh

Lead Transition Mentor

Sarah Patten

Sarah Patten

Instructional Manager

Francesca Gerard

Francesca Gerard

Mentor Coordinator

James Goodman

James Goodman

Transition Support Manager

Ashley Wilson

Ashley Wilson

Transition Support Specialist

John Lewis

John Lewis

Transition Support Specialist

Amanda Truitt

Amanda Truitt

Transition Support Specialist

Mariah Beckman

Mariah Beckman

Content Creator

Jerad Karasek

Jerad Karasek

Resume Writer

Brichelle Warren

Brichelle Warren

Transition Support Specialist

Debarati Banik

Debarati Banik

PhD Mentor

Our Program Leaders

Alejandra Viviescas

Alejandra Viviescas

Arya Ashok

Arya Ashok

Elizabeth Thatcher

Elizabeth Thatcher

Yuri Klyachkin

Yuri Klyachkin

Heather Brown-Harding

Heather Brown-Harding

Rebba Boswell-Casteel

Rebba Boswell-Casteel

Elliott Brecht

Elliott Brecht

Ramya Raman

Ramya Raman

Arunodoy Sur

Arunodoy Sur

Rubenka Campbell

Rubenka Campbell

Emma Lirette

Emma Lirette

Jo Ramos-VonRitchie

Jo Ramos-VonRitchie

Monika Vinish

Monika Vinish

Regina Gonda

Regina Gonda

Kasey Hemington

Kasey Hemington

Tim Bushnell

Tim Bushnell

Nathalie Fiaschi

Nathalie Fiaschi

Deepak Kumar

Deepak Kumar

Gad Sabbatier

Gad Sabbatier

Sonali Pandhe

Sonali Pandhe

Orly Levitan

Orly Levitan

Alex Woychek

Alex Woychek

Vinojini Nair

Vinojini Nair

Rupsa Basu

Rupsa Basu

Shobeir Seddington

Shobeir Seddington

Brian Getson

Brian Getson

Don Asher

Don Asher

Klodjan Stafa

Klodjan Stafa

Our Board Members

Parth Shah

Parth Shah

Marlies Ozias

Marlies Ozias

Georgia Mundin

Georgia Mundin

Mathura Shanmugasundaram

Mathura Shanmugasundaram

Sunayana B. Banerjee

Sunayana B. Banerjee

Aaron Kellogg

Aaron Kellogg

Evguenia Alechine

Evguenia Alechine

Anand Devasthanam

Anand Devasthanam

Clare Chang

Clare Chang

Somsuvro Basu

Somsuvro Basu

Vidhi Thakkar

Vidhi Thakkar

Robyn Marty-Roix

Robyn Marty-Roix

Mansi Khanna

Mansi Khanna

Sonia Vyskocilova

Sonia Vyskocilova

Lavanyaa Manjunatha

Lavanyaa Manjunatha

Vanessa A. Enriquez

Vanessa A. Enriquez

Karine Pozo

Karine Pozo

Ruth Reitzel

Ruth Reitzel

Priyasri Shotton

Priyasri Shotton

Jessica S. Ellis

Jessica S. Ellis

Stefanie Hassel

Stefanie Hassel

Coyte Cooper

Coyte Cooper

Christine Ichim

Christine Ichim

Luis Gomez

Luis Gomez

Aparna Srivastav

Aparna Srivastav

Joydeep Pal

Joydeep Pal

Bhavin Bhayani

Bhavin Bhayani

Harish Handral

Harish Handral

Hank Cheng

Hank Cheng

Antonio Martins

Antonio Martins

Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Alice Jones

Alice Jones

Ratika Datta

Ratika Datta

Natalie C. Fredette

Natalie C. Fredette

Desyree Jesus

Desyree Jesus

Evan Dubiel

Evan Dubiel

Klodjan Stafa

Klodjan Stafa

Lilian Josephson

Lilian Josephson

Nikolett Biel

Nikolett Biel

Ravikiran Ravulapalli

Ravikiran Ravulapalli

Abha Chalpe

Abha Chalpe

Debdatta Sinha Roy

Debdatta Sinha Roy

Lara Iverson

Lara Iverson

Ruchira Sharma

Ruchira Sharma

Valeriia Sherina

Valeriia Sherina

Adwait Ranade

Adwait Ranade

Anne-Isabelle Henry

Anne-Isabelle Henry

Ved Prakash

Ved Prakash

Saptashati Biswas

Saptashati Biswas

Shrivatsav Pattabiraman

Shrivatsav Pattabiraman

Susmita Bandyopadhyay

Susmita Bandyopadhyay

Bhushan Mahadik

Bhushan Mahadik

Julie Dela Cruz-Mulders

Julie Dela Cruz-Mulders

Bryant Moeller

Bryant Moeller

Sedef Iskit

Sedef Iskit

Eugene Cilento

Eugene Cilento

Matthew Jefferson

Matthew Jefferson

Aimee Vozenilek

Aimee Vozenilek

James Wadsworth

James Wadsworth

Mandeep Sharma

Mandeep Sharma

Vincent Genest

Vincent Genest

Tracy Moreira-Lucas

Tracy Moreira-Lucas

Olga Rodriguez-Sierra

Olga Rodriguez-Sierra

Chad Iverson

Chad Iverson

Yaping Moshier

Yaping Moshier

Dignesh Shah

Dignesh Shah

Airama Albisa

Airama Albisa

Alick Tan

Alick Tan

Hoda Erjaee

Hoda Erjaee

Ankita Thakkar

Ankita Thakkar

Elisabet Ortiz-Tudela

Elisabet Ortiz-Tudela

Asif Khan

Asif Khan

Mariano Cardenas

Mariano Cardenas

Abhigyan Sengupta

Abhigyan Sengupta

Banu Mukund

Banu Mukund

Melisa Soland

Melisa Soland

Nilesh Bokil

Nilesh Bokil

Supraja Narasimhan

Supraja Narasimhan

Klaus Kaiser

Klaus Kaiser

Bibhudatta Mishra

Bibhudatta Mishra

Maria Castillo

Maria Castillo

Lois-May Young

Lois-May Young

Alessandra Audia

Alessandra Audia

Elaine Lima de Souza

Elaine Lima de Souza

Kevin Adam

Kevin Adam

Kalpana Ramakrishnan

Kalpana Ramakrishnan

Santi Suryani Chen

Santi Suryani Chen

Manindra Singh

Manindra Singh

Gurlovleen K Rathore

Gurlovleen K Rathore

Robert Low

Robert Low

Sheniqua Banks

Sheniqua Banks

Tanya Henderson

Tanya Henderson

Dion Gnanakkan

Dion Gnanakkan

Martina Thomas

Martina Thomas

Tushi Baul

Tushi Baul

Seila Selimovic

Seila Selimovic

Oindree Banerjee

Oindree Banerjee

Annette Padilla

Annette Padilla

Prince Nana Amaniampong

Prince Nana Amaniampong

Yue Zou,

Yue Zou,

Prakamya Gupta

Prakamya Gupta

Jean-Sebastien Michaud

Jean-Sebastien Michaud

Amanda Nelson

Amanda Nelson

Tahseen Kamal

Tahseen Kamal

Erika Spear

Erika Spear

Marie-Catherine Wavreille

Marie-Catherine Wavreille

Theodore Lee

Theodore Lee

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